Friday, January 20, 2012

Feeling groovy

Actually, I'm not feeling groovy at all. I'm feeling icky. I had some medical testing on Wednesday, and I'm still feeling the effects. Blah.

I'm hoping that in a few days, I'll feel better. Until then, please don't expect too much from me. I'm working on it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fine. I failed. Whatever.

Yeah, totally missing the 'every day' part of blogging every day. Honestly, though, it's a habit that I got out of, and it's challenging to get back into it.

That, and I'm not feeling particularly witty this week.

Have you ever had one of those days where technology just seems to have it in for you? I have. I had three in the past week. Between computer viruses, bugs, and systems that apparently didn't get beta-tested before release, I've done almost NONE of my usual job at work. All of the computer fixing at work has left me rather disinclined to touch a computer at home.

But tomorrow... Tomorrow, I don't have to touch a computer unless I want to. And I get to spend the day laying down. It might not be too bad. :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Annual Project Update

Yesterday, I cleaned upstairs, and unpacked five boxes in the guest room/craft storage room (hence the lack of post - I dropped into bed, exhausted).  Unpacking my two big boxes labelled "Projects" reminded me that there are a lot of things I need to be working on, so once again, here is the uber-list of things I need to finish:

Cross-Stitch Projects
1. Nora ornaments
2. Mom's Christmas stocking
3. Colby's surprise
4. Unnamed baby announcement

Knit Projects
5. Nora's Riders blanket
6. White/Blue/Green baby blanket
7. Nora's legwarmers

Crochet Projects
8. Pink/white blanket
9. Pink/white/purple blanket
10. White/Blue/Purple baby blanket
11. Star baby blanket

Ongoing Projects
12. Dishcloths
13. Baby hats
14. Lip gloss cases

Planned projects
15. Red fuzzy sweater
16. AY's baby blanket
17. BA's baby blanket

Wow... that's, um... a lot.  Excuse me, I'm off to make some stuff now...

Friday, January 13, 2012


*giggle* Today I was randomly called gorgeous. Or maybe it wasn't random, but it was certainly unexpected.

Of course, since it happened at work, it quickly became a topic of conversation, but I'm okay with that. I don't expect anything more to come of it, but it was flattering. And while I was a bit confused when it happened, it makes me smile. What gal doesn't like a compliment?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I understand why patients get cranky.

I had a doctor's appointment today. It was scheduled for 3:15. I checked in at 3:17, because the parking lot was full and I had to use the next one over.

I got called from the waiting room at 4:20, and moved to an exam room to wait for the doctor. It was 4:57 when I finally saw him, and I was in my car by 5:13. Really? Almost two hours of waiting, and maybe ten minutes of exam time?

I think it's only because the doctors I work for can be just as bad, that I didn't totally flip out. Still, it's really frustrating to wait for more than an hour before talking to anyone but the receptionist.

Days like this remind me to have patience.

Happiness of the day: I found gooey cake at WalMart and had a lovely bedtime snack tonight.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy thoughts

Another short post, mostly because I'm sleepy. Today's happy thought: I now have two valid excuses to go out and buy some really pretty yarn, and then I get to start working on two new knit/crocheted gifts. I love yarn shopping.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Saga Continues

Yes, I've been to the doctor about my hand yet again.

It would seem that the purple, cold, numb finger is not caused by swelling, which would have been something fixable with medication.

No, no. It is a vascular thing, so next, I get an arteriogram. Wheeee. This will be an all-day event, full of bloodwork, IVs, injections, and bedrest in the hospital. Did I mention 'Wheee?'

But. I am happy that I got to walk in the fog this morning. It was beautiful.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Learning things

It's no secret that I've been reading a lot of writing blogs. They all have lots of great advice to offer, and I know that, but in a book that I finished yesterday, I saw some of the advice in action.

Actually, I saw it being ignored. And as a reader, I was irritated. The book was a romance, and for the first 139 pages, it was exactly what I had expected. Then, with virtually no prelude or foreshadowing, the female MC starts talking about magic. Not just in passing, but in such a way that you soon realize that a belief in magic is an integral part of her life.

I've got no problems with magic. I liked the Harry Potter books. I love the magic that Piers Anthony and Terry Pratchett use. I do, however, have a problem with not being told about the existence of magic for 139 pages, and then being expected to accept it without question.

I mean, I believed it every time I read that you need to make sure you set up your world right away. But it was totally different to read a novel where the world-building missed a major piece.

Definitely encourages me to check for that when I do my self-editing!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Two more!

Yes, we're more than a week into the new year, but I'm still adding resolutions. It's my blog and I can do it like this if I want to.

I resolve to keep track of my resolutions. I looked back at last year's resolutions, and I didn't even remember resolving to drink more milk. Yeesh.

I also resolve to pay attention to the good things in my life. I can get bogged down in stress and negativity, and that's not good. So each day, I want to record one thing in my day that is good or made me happy. Today, I got my bedroom cleaned up, and I'm going to sleep in fresh sheets.

What are you happy for?

How did you spend Ukrainian Christmas?

I spent it watching Mega Piranha, Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, and filming video for Janna! Can't go wrong hanging out with friends!

Gotta say, I love that Tiffany (the 80's pop star) was in Mega Piranha and Debbie Gibson (another 80's pop star) was in Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus. They were two of my favourite singers. Aw, who am I kidding? They still are ;) I've always been a bigger Debbie Gibson fan, but even if you ignore that bias, she's a better actress than Tiffany.

So there you have it - two of my guilty pleasures in one post. 80's pop princesses and bad horror movies. Anything else you want to know about me?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

You know what helps get a post up?

Hitting the "Publish" button, instead of just exiting the app.  *rolls eyes*


So thus far, I have three resolutions:
1. Intentionally exercise at least three times a week.
2. Blog daily.
3. Read lots, at least a book a week.

Looks not bad, but not really anything that should be too hard.  What do they all have in common?  Consistency!  Yes, that's what I'm striving for this year.  And in keeping with that theme, here is resolution number 4:

Post a photo a day in My365 app.  I want to do a better job of keeping track of my life, and I think that this app will help.  I've been better about taking photos of stuff since I got my new phone, but I hope that this app will encourage even more photos.  I think I'm also going to scrapbook more, although we'll see how that works out.  Scrapbooking requires a lot of supplies... and I'm running out of room to store my craft supplies!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Another Resolution!

In 2012, I resolve to read lots!  This shouldn't be a bit challenge - I love reading.  This past year, though, I've felt as if I haven't done as much reading as I wanted to.  In 2012, I will read.  I'm going to aim for a book a week, and I'm hoping that it'll be as easy as it seems.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Be it resolved...

To continue with my New Year's Resolutions, I resolve to blog daily. Over the past year, I tried dropping down to three times a week, but it just threw me off, mostly because I'm not always sure which day of the week it is. If I just blog every day, that won't matter!

Plus, it's easier for anyone who follows me - no more guessing if I'll show up online or not ;)

See you all tomorrow!

Monday, January 2, 2012

My poor feet

Have you ever had one of those days when you stood for so long that your feet hurt just thinking about standing? I'm going to rub my feet and legs now...

In other news, I've got resolution number one: I will intentionally exercise three times a week. I say "intentionally" because I have been known to have a day full of shopping and call that my exercise for the day. It's going to be easier (I hope) because I've been trying to ride my exercise bike each morning. I'm going to do my best!

Stay tuned for more resolutions!


Soon, I will post this year's resolutions. First, though, I need to figure them out!

It'll be soon, really!